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Websites That Benefit Children With Learning Disabilities

Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors - June 05, 2017

Pre K - High School

There are hundreds of websites and apps devoted to education, many that integrate visual and interactive learning. Thankfully, technology has made it extremely accessible for children with varying learning disabilities to work with dynamic and adaptive tools that can effectively build on academic progress. Practice drills actually feel like play. Here are several recommended sites that have attracted millions of views. Resource: Educational Resources - www.special-education-degree.net

IXL (Pre K - H.S)
 Aligned with Common Core Standards, IXL Worldwide is a dynamic, immersive website offering adaptive learning. From Pre-K through senior year, IXL will provide fun exercises for mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Children remain motivated by earning awards like stickers and balloon animals for each lesson mastered.

Learning Ally (K - college) 
For nearly 70 years, Learning Ally has been a leading nonprofit devoted to helping people with print disabilities, especially dyslexia. From kindergarten to college, learning disabled youth can access the website’s library of over 80,000 audiobooks with VOICEtext. Award-winning books, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland, are human narrated in clear voices to boost students’ comprehension.

Arcademic Skill Builders (K - 6thgrade) 
Arcademic Skill Builders is an online educational video games hub that won an EdTech Magazine 2016 Cool Tool Award. Free, multi-player games are available for engaging students in tricky K-6 content from spelling to algebra and geography. Children with learning disabilities can compete for top scores while boosting their fact fluency. Plus, teachers or parents can access data tracking reports.

FunBrain K - 8TH Grade 
A top site for online educational game. Featuring the kidSAFE Seal, FunBrain is an educational website managed by Sandbox Networks since 1997 hosting exciting arcade games. Children with learning disabilities in grades K-8 can watch lesson videos and practice their skills in attention-grabbing games like Tic Tac Toe. Game directions are conveniently illustrated to assist struggling readers too.

AdaptedMind (K-6th grade) 
Trusted by teachers in over 60% of school districts and more than 3MM parents, AdaptedMind was established by Stanford graduates for exercises that adapt to exceptional children’s needs. The curriculum is research-based, common core aligned and comprehensive with over 300K math problems and explanations. Students will discover hundreds of amusing reading and math activities with points, badges and cute monsters. Children will start with a quick pretest before engaging in video lessons and taking a confidence-

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Posted by: NJ Kids Contributors| June 05, 2017
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